Welcome to Extension
Find out how Extension is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak
Extension's mission is to connect people with the University of Wisconsin. Thanks to joining forces with UW-Madison, we'll strengthen each other through exchanging experience and research statewide. No matter what you're trying to accomplish in Wisconsin, you'll find the support you need as we continue to bring our home state together, community by community.


Find Your County Office

Find Your County Office

County educators and agents live and work in your community. Connect with your local UW-Extension office for individualized service, events and resources, all close to home.

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

Find a local club, learn more about how 4-H programs and events, and discover opportunities to help today’s youth grow into tomorrow’s leaders.

Wisconsin Master Gardener

Master Gardeners help deliver meaningful community programs to improve the well-being of individuals and communities, to protect natural resources, and to help keep fresh fruits and vegetables on the table.


Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey (WGNHS)

WGNHS has been working to serve Wisconsin for over 100 years by providing objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center provides educational opportunities to youth, youth leaders, and adults through programs focused on environmental and leadership education.

 

The learning store

Publications

Learn at your own pace through an extensive catalogue of publications covering a range of topics, from gardening and home finances to farming and community economic development.


We offer timely access to university research and knowledge through educational colleagues in 72 county offices, on five 4-year campuses and within three tribal nations

Latest News

  • UW–Madison Extension provides tailored community resources to respond to COVID-19
    Extension staff are transitioning its programming to remote delivery. Consultations can be held over the phone or videoconference. Educational programming can be held online. Some of these innovative delivery methods are being captured on an online Extension resource dedicated to COVID-19 response.
  • Connection during social distancing
    Tips to stay socially and emotionally connected while practicing social distancing.
  • COVID-19 Guidance for farm employers
    Farms have unique challenges with the rapidly spreading COVID-19. UW-Madison Extension experts provide tips for farm employers about communicating COVID-19 protocol to employees.
  • Managing Finances in Tough Times
    The COVID-19 pandemic has us all thinking about how to adapt to guidelines to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy and safe. Added to this stress is the uncertainly about economic conditions and how this may affect our personal finances.


What We Do

We provide educational programs by teaming up with agriculture; meeting community challenges; protecting natural resources; strengthening Wisconsin’s families; and supporting young people through our 6 departments —

Our educational programs are developed and measured against our strategic directives, aiming to build:

  • Stronger communities
  • Food safety, security and health
  • Resilient and productive environments
  • Thriving youth, families and communities


Our educators don't lecture or give grades in a typical classroom. Instead, we deliver education where people live and work - on the farm, in schools and community centers

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